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Shirodkar’s exit leaves Congress flock without a shepherd in Shiroda

Ponda: Shiroda MLA Subash Shirodkar’s resignation and his subsequent joining of BJP has caused a leadership vacuum in Congress in that constituency. Though Congress has thousands of loyal supporters in Shiroda, yet the party has no block committee, currently. The previous Block Congress Committee was headed by Amith Shirodkar, the …

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Congress awaiting ‘signals’ from BJP allies on alternative govt

Panaji/Mapusa: Fearing further poaching of its MLAs by the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), the Congress has herded its remaining MLAs and housed them at a resort in Candolim, and is awaiting the signals from BJP allies on the formation of alternative government. Though Congress party’s strength has been reduced to …

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At the moment, there is no vacancy of CM in state: Mauvin

Vasco: With the swift political development in the state, the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) is now prepared for all the eventualities, said the Panchayati Raj Minister and Dabolim MLA Mauvin Godinho, on Tuesday, and reiterated that “at the moment, there is no vacancy of Chief Minister in Goa.” Godinho was …

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Sudin, Vijai, Vishwajit to meet Amit Shah today

Panaji: Senior leader of the Maharashtrawadi Gomantak Party (MGP) Ramakrishna ‘Sudin’ Dhavalikar, president of the Goa Forward Party (GFP) Vijai Sardesai and Health Minister Vishwajit Rane will meet national president of the Bharatiya Janata Party Amit Shah on October 17, in New Delhi to discuss the present political situation in …

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By poaching 2 MLAs, BJP staves off Cong challenge

Panaji: Giving a big jolt to the Congress party, Subhash Shirodkar and Dayanand Sopte on Tuesday morning resigned as the party’s MLAs and joined the Bharatiya Janata Party in the evening at a function held in New Delhi. This comes as a huge setback to the Congress party, which has …

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Cong petitions Prez against Assembly dissolution

Panjim: The State Congress on Monday petitioned the President of India, Ram Nath Kovind urging him to refrain from dissolving the Goa Assembly without giving the party a chance to prove its majority on the floor of the House. “We have petitioned the government and there should be no decision …

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BJP holds meet with its MLAs

Panjim: The BJP held its legislative party meeting after a long time in the presence of party’s state president Vinay Tendulkar. After chairing the meeting Tendulkar said that the “CM is recovering now. He will take rest for two days before meeting the party office bearers and government officers,” Tendulkar …

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